How to Donate or Receive Breastmilk

And how to safely store breastmilk if you’re donating or accepting donor milk December 12th 2022 Did you know you could donate or receive breast milk to support feeding your baby? Not many parents outside of those with medically fragile babies in the NICU even know that human milk sharing is available to them! InContinue reading “How to Donate or Receive Breastmilk”

Holiday Booby Traps: Avoiding Mastitis and other issues

How to manage a baby and breastfeeding during the holidays Updated November 15th 2022 The holidays are here and with it can come a lot of stress and worries or concerns over your family and your new baby. I’m going to start with a little story. I had a 4 week old at Christmas backContinue reading “Holiday Booby Traps: Avoiding Mastitis and other issues”

Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control

Updated June 6th 2022 You’ve likely had someone tell you that you can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding only to have someone else tell you they got pregnant 3 months after having a baby What’s the right answer? Should you be able to rely on breastfeeding as a method of birth control? You can get pregnantContinue reading “Breastfeeding, Fertility and Birth Control”

4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal

Updated December 7th 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a time whereContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby’s Latch Might Not Be Ideal”

Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch

Updated September 21st 2021 How are you supposed to know if your baby has a good latch when the most common thing you hear about breastfeeding is that it can hurt? While it’s common to hear this because yes, some people do have painful experiences, breastfeeding should not hurt. There should never be a timeContinue reading “Five Signs Your Baby Has A Good Latch”

Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding

Why does breastfeeding hurt sometimes and how to care for your nipples Updated December 4th 2022 Let me start this by saying you do not need to toughen up your nipples or do anything to prepare them for breastfeeding. If your experience is anything like mine, you received unsolicited advice from well meaning friends andContinue reading “Taking Care of Your Nipples While Breastfeeding”

14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days

Updated December 4th 2022 Breastfeeding can be completely unexpected. I encourage you to prepare in advance but you may still end up surprised by changes in your body or your baby’s behaviour. You may also come across unexpected challenges. This is why I put together my top 14 tips for breastfeeding in the first 14Continue reading “14 Tips for Breastfeeding in the First 14 days”

An IBCLC’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag

Updated January 7th 2023 When I was pregnant and it came time to pack my hospital bag, I really wasn’t sure what to bring. I was delivering my baby at our midwife clinic. They had a beautiful birthing suite there that included a fridge for drinks and snacks. I knew I needed a diaper andContinue reading “An IBCLC’s Guide to Packing Your Hospital Bag”

4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

How do I know if my baby is getting enough milk? This is probably one of the top questions I get from new parents. It makes sense. You can’t see the milk going into their body so how do you really know? The good news is, there are definitely a few signs to watch forContinue reading “4 Signs Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk”